Our Best Summer Skin Tips

Summer is the season of sun-tans, sunsets by the beach, tropical vacations, and picnics in the park. It’s also the season of dryer skin, sun spots, and uncontrollable sweating. The heat during this time of year can really take a toll on your skin, aging you prematurely than you would have wanted. Although this information might make you want to stay indoors from June-August, don’t worry! Here are our best tips and tricks to ensure that your skin stays hydrated and youthful this time of year.

Never Skip Sunscreen

Look for broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Make sure that the sunscreen is also water resistant for those sweaty beach days with a minimum SPF of 20.

Drink Enough Water

Drink at least 8 oz. glasses of water per day. The skin can become super dehydrated during the summer months, so it’s important to drink enough water to keep the skin from losing its elasticity and prevent premature wrinkles.

Embrace Cold Showers

Cold water boosts circulation, tightens up skin and closes pores. Cold showers also minimize chance for breakouts while hot water strips skin of natural protective oil increasing sensitivity.

Keep a Facial Mist Around

Don’t spend $20 on one face mist. Instead, spend $20 on delicious foods to make your face mist! Research which fruits, vegetables, and herbs are the best for your skin type, and add them to water! Your custom face mist is ready. Plus, you get some yummy summer snack too!

Experiment with Face Masks

If you haven’t dived into the world of face masks, Summer is the perfect time to start. There are a variety of face masks for different purposes, but just make sure that whatever face mask you get will hydrate your skin, not dry it out. Opt for cream-based or water-based masks and keep them in the fridge for an added boost of hydration.

Beware of Dark Spots

With increased sun exposure comes the possibility for dark spots to appear. Use products with ingredients like Vitamin C and Acerola to suppress hyperpigmentation and prevent dark spots from appearing.

Moisturizer is your Best Friend

Although the sun helps you achieve that natural tan you’ve been waiting for for months, too much time in the sun can strip your skin of it’s natural hydration. Remember to constantly replenish your face and skin with moisturizers and oils. Swap your heavy moisturizer for something lighter and oil-free.

Cut Back on Exfoliation

Exfoliation increases photosensitivity of skin, making UV rays more harmful. Use a gentle scrub to remove sweat and grime build-up. Use the scrub only once a week to avoid your skin from being stripped of its natural oils that protect it from the sun.